Investigate the historic landscape
Cultural geographer J.B. Jackson said, "Landscape is history made visible." What does that mean?
What is a landscape? What are the components of a landscape? How do people interact with the landscape? Do physical and cultural landscapes change over time? How and why?
Investigate the historic landscape with engaging lessons and hands-on activities through the perspectives of science, art, humanities, and American Indian Studies in Wisconsin (Act 31).
Although geared toward grades 4 through 6, the free learning guide is readily adaptable for younger or older children and adults.
In a classroom setting, this curriculum may be used as a stand-alone unit, or the lessons may be used a-la-carte to supplement a standard curriculum. Wisconsin educational standards are included for your convenience.
Unit I What is a Landscape?
Unit II Components of a Landscape:
Unit III Components of a Landscape:
Unit IV Components of a Landscape:
Unit V The Historic Landscape
Unit VI Our Story: The 1832 Landscape